Sumo 🏆🇯🇵 and Japan’s Shinto religion

What is sumo? Other than two guys wrestling in a ring, for the sumo wrestlers themselves, sumo is a way of life guided by the Japanese religion of Shinto. ⬇️ More info below ⬇️

– Sumo began over 1500 years ago as way to entertain the Shinto gods.
– Sumo ring canopies are modelled on Shinto shrines.
– Sumo referees are dressed like Shinto priests.
– Sumo pre-match rituals are the same as Shinto religious rituals.

▶️ This ‘Sumo’ segment is part of the Tokyo 🎮 🇯🇵 episode of Modern Grand Tour:
▶️ Modern Grand Tour is an award-nominated 🏆🎥 travel vlog exploring history and culture:
▶️ This ‘Sumo’ segment is 3️⃣2️⃣ in the Top 50 Things Learned in Modern Grand Tour:

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